The Second Time Around

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PROFILE
Composer Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyricist Sammy Cahn
Year Written 1960
About The Second Time Around
This song is from the 1960 film High Time and starred Bing Crosby, Fabian and Tuesday Weld. In the film, Bing Crosby decides to go back to college (at the age of 51) and experiences the generation gap first-hand. But he wins everyone over and gets his degree, having a great time along the way, including falling in love with his French professor. Bing Crosby introduced “The Second Time Around” in the movie.

Lyrics

Love is lovelier the second time around
Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground
It’s that second time you hear your love song sung
Makes you think perhaps that love like youth is wasted on the young

Love’s more comfortable the second time you fall
Like a friendly home the second time you call
Who can say what led us to this miracle we’ve found?
There are those who’ll bet love comes but once and yet
I’m oh so glad we met the second time around

Session / Album Information

1965

“The Second Time Around” was recorded on December 27, 1965 and released in 1966 on The Movie Song Album. It was arranged by Al Cohn.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: CBS 45: 202084
  • 1966: CBS LP 12″: BPG 62677 — The Movie Song Album (UK)
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2472 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1966: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1967: Hallmark LP 12″: SHM 769 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 1969: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9891 — Love Story: 20 All-Time Great Recordings
  • 1971: CBS LP 12″: 66297 — Love Songs (UK)   (
  • 1971: Harmony LP 12″: KH 30758 — The Very Thought Of You
  • 1973: Harmony LP 12″: KH 32171 — Tony!
  • 1982: CBS Special Products CD: — My Best To You
  • 1983: CBS Special Products LP 12″: P 16655 — My Best To You
  • 1988: Columbia CD: CK 09272 — The Movie Song Album
  • 1995: Sony Special Products CD: 16655 — My Best To You
  • 1995: Sony Special Products CD: 58257 — My Best To You
  • 1996: Smithsonian Collection CD: A 23955 — American Songbook Series: James Van Heusen
  • 1997: Eclipse Music Group CD: 64859 — My Best To You
  • 2002: Collectables CD: 9870 — My Best To You
  • 2006: RPM/Columbia/Legacy CD: 82876 87233 2 — The Movie Song Album
  • 2011: Disc #32 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK31) The Movie Song Album

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